See Edinburgh in a green light. Popular city walking tours with a local, knowledgeable guide, all with an easy mix of social history, hidden gardens, and stories of today's characters.
In 2017, Greenyonder Tours are available to you in two ways:
Firstly, Greenyonder on the Fringe 4 - 26 August 2017 (5 days per week, no Sundays or Mondays). This year, we're featuring a brand new tour called The New Town's 250th Birthday Tour and our ever-popular Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile. Our Fringe tours regularly sell out, so early booking is recommended, through Greenyonder Tours website, or via the Edinburgh Fringe box office.
Secondly, six tour titles are available for private bookings by groups and individuals from 1 April - 31 October 2017. We're happy to tailor our tours to your own interests. Plese contact us to discuss your needs. Ideal also for English language learners.
The New Town's 250th Birthday Tour 2017 is the 250th anniversary of the adoption of James Craig's plan for a 'planned, élite suburb' which would eventually separate Edinburgh into 'Old' and 'New' Towns. To celebrate, Greenyonder Tours has been collecting stories of some of the people who have made the New Town - from the architects and builders, servants and high heid yins, to gardeners and radical campaigners.
Edinburgh Visitors Special Garden Tour An introduaction to Edinburgh's Old and New Towns through its gardens, especially designed for visitors to the city.
The Jewel in the Crown: Princes Street Gardens Find out more about the stories behind Edinburgh's most famous gardens.
Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile Greenyonder's most popular tour. See a little-known aspect of Edinburgh's Old Town. Behind the historic buildings, discover the surprising number of gardens and green 'nooks and crannies'.
Scotland's Democracy Trail Democracy became quite a hot topic during the 2014 referendum on Scottish Independence. This tour uses the fabulous city views from Calton Hill to discover 500 years of political development hidden in the Edinburgh landscape.
The Union Canal Although this walking tour begins near the city centre, you will immediately feel far from the tourist bustle. Enjoy the tranquility of water, wildlife and herbal plants. Discover Edinburgh's industrial past, learn of the canal of old and take in today's unhurried canal life.
The Patrick Geddes Garden Tour An introduction to the ideas of Patrick Geddes, te early Scots environmentalist who coined the phrase 'Think global, act local'. Be inspired by children's gardens created over a century ago in the Old Town slums, and discover some modern community gardens too.